digital health

LG and Lenovo Partner to Drive Innovation in Radiology and Imaging

What You Should Know: – LG Business Solutions and Lenovo partner to enhance medical imaging solutions for the radiology community.  – The collaboration will result in diagnostic and clinical solutions in key imaging areas through the combination of Lenovo ThinkStation workstations and LG Medical Monitors. LG Business Solutions and Lenovo are working together to advance …

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AI-based drug discovery firm BenevolentAI cuts SPAC deal

UK artificial intelligence specialist BenevolentAI has said it will float on the Amsterdam Euronext exchange in what is being touted as Europe’s largest ever special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal. BenevolentAI will merge with Odyssey Acquisition, a SPAC set up by investment bankers Michael and Yoel Zaoui that lists former Sanofi chief executive Olivier Brandicourt …

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Frontiers Health Digital Innovators: Boston Scientific EMEA’s Rodamni Peppa

pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, meets with Rodamni Peppa, VP business strategy and commercial excellence. Live at the Frontiers Health conference in Milan, Rodamni discusses how Boston Scientific has embraced digital health innovation and transformed its perspective across the organisation. Rodamni describes Boston Scientific’s digital journey pre- and post-COVID, how embracing a new mindset quickened …

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Digital health firm Pear goes public, raising $175 million

Pear Therapeutics has completed its merger with blank cheque company Thimble Point Acquisition Corp, claiming a Nasdaq listing and raising $175 million in gross proceeds for the digital health specialist. Pear will make its debut on the exchange today after combining with Thimble Point – a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) – in a deal …

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Boehringer-backed digital health academy set for launch in UK

An online training academy that aims to raise the digital skills of NHS health and care workers is due to open its virtual doors next March, according to the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA). The Digital Health Academy – developed with pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim – is part of a …

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Microsoft and CVS Health Partner to Accelerate Personalized Care Experience

What You Should Know: CVS Health and Microsoft announce a new strategic alliance to reimagine personalized care and accelerate digital transformation. CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Microsoft Corp. (NYSE: MSFT) today announced a new strategic alliance focused on developing innovative solutions to help consumers improve their health while empowering over 300,000 CVS Health employees – …

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Digital health: the new normal?

Personalised and tailored healthcare that utilises patient’s data is rapidly becoming a reality. Ben Hargreaves looks at the concrete steps already being taken by companies in the area. Amongst the many ways in which the pandemic has changed the way in which we live, one of the most common experiences for most people was to …

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Truepill Launches End-to-End COVID-19 Virtual Care Platform

What You Should Know: Truepill launches its end-to-end COVID-19 virtual care platform to provide convenient online care for COVID-19 alongside the rapid delivery of antiviral medication. Truepill, the digital health platform connecting telehealth, diagnostics, and pharmacy to transform consumer healthcare, today announced plans for a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 virtual care platform. This end-to-end solution will enable Truepill customers …

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Truepill preps launch of virtual COVID-19 service for oral antivirals

Telehealth, diagnostics and pharmacy business Truepill will launch a new virtual care platform in the coming weeks that it says will provide “end-to-end” care for people with COVID-19. The on-demand, online service will combine virtual consultations and next-day delivery of oral antiviral medicines – assuming those become available to patients in the US. Closest to …

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CVS Pharmacy “Talking” Prescription Labels Now Available Nationwide

What You Should Know: – CVS Pharmacy today introduced Spoken Rx, its proprietary audio prescription label solution developed in collaboration with the American Council for the Blind, now available in all of its nearly 10,000 locations nationwide.   CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is now offering Spoken Rx™, its proprietary audio prescription label solution, in all its nearly 10,000 pharmacy locations …

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Femtech Startup Babyscripts Secures Additional $7.5M for Virtual Maternity Care Solution

What You Should Know: – Femtech startup Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, has announced an additional $7.5M has been raised during the second close of their Series B funding round. – Investments from Cigna Ventures, Texas Medical Center Venture Fund and Atlantic Health System brings the Series B raise to $19M to date. Babyscripts has raised …

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Eisai forges alliance with FCNT on digital tools for dementia

Japanese drugmaker Eisai has teamed up with Fujitsu spin-out FCNT, which makes smartphones aimed at older consumers, on digital tools to support people with dementia. Eisai has licensed rights to a cognition-checking algorithm developed by Australian digital health company Cogstate, which it uses in an app – called NouKNOW – that allows people to check …

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UC Davis Health, AWS Launches Cloud Innovation Center for Health Equity

What You Should Know: – Today, UC Davis Health launched a Cloud Innovation Center (CIC), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), making the renowned academic medical center one of America’s leaders in digital medicine. – Focused on digital health equity, the UC Davis Health CIC will allow clinicians, patients, developers, and students to exchange ideas, …

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Elsevier Acquires Digital Health Education Platform Osmosis – M&A

What You Should Know: – Elsevier acquires Osmosis – a digital health education platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of medical students and healthcare professionals around the world. – A growing demand for healthcare workers and medical education, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is driving the need for digital healthcare education solutions. The …

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Sheba, Datos Health Launch Remote Monitoring Program for Children with Complex Heart Defects

What You Should Know: – Israel’s Sheba Medical Center launches a remote patient monitoring program for children with complex heart defects, powered by Datos Health’s RPM platform. Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest medical center and a Newsweek top-10 ranked world’s best hospital for the last three years, announced the inauguration of a new program from …

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Second FDA okay for Therapixel’s AI-based mammography tool

France’s Therapixel has secured a second FDA approval for MammoScreen, its artificial intelligence-powered software for detecting cancerous lesions in mammogram images. MammoScreen was approved last year for use alongside conventional digital 2D mammography, and has now been given a green light by the FDA for use with 3D mammograms, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis. …

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Helix web tool guides prostate cancer genetic testing

A web-based digital tool called Helix could help clinicians identify patients with prostate cancer who would benefit from genetic testing and counselling, according to researchers in the US. The use of genetic testing has become the standard of care for men with prostate cancer in the US, as it can help direct the most appropriate …

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Health Innovators: Healthware Group’s Roberto Ascione

pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, continues his Health Innovators video series, in discussion with digital health visionary Roberto Ascione, from Healthware Group. In the first ‘in person’ video interview in the series, Paul speaks with Roberto live from the Frontiers Health conference in Milan, where he was again chairing the event and announcing the release …

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UK digital health firm Ieso raises $53m for US expansion

Ieso has raised $53 million in second-round financing that will be used to bring its digital therapeutics (DTx) through to market in its home market of the UK, as well as the US. The company’s artificial intelligence-powered software uses cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help patients suffering from a range of mental health issues, including …

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Pear claims breakthrough tag for alcohol use disorder DTx

Digital health company Pear Therapeutics has won FDA breakthrough device status for reSET-A, its development-stage prescription digital therapeutic (DTx) for people with alcohol-use disorder. The DTx – also known as Pear-009 – is still in the proof-of-concept trial stage, but draws on the same cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) deployed in Pear’s commercial-stage products reSET and …

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XRHealth Awarded Patent to Measure Sway and Conduct Fall Risk Assessment

What You Should Know: XRHealth received a patent to measure sway and conduct a fall risk assessment in virtual and augmented reality. XRHealth, the leader in extended reality and therapeutic telehealth applications, announces today that they received a patent to measure sway and conduct a fall risk assessment using virtual reality and augmented reality therapy. Assessing Postural Sway …

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Cardiologs Awarded FDA Clearance for Pediatric Use of Algorithm

What You Should Know: Cardiologs announced today that the FDA has cleared their algorithm to be used for the pediatric population – younger than 18. Their technology can now analyze ECG readings for atrial arrhythmias across all age groups. Cardiologs, a medical technology company committed to transforming cardiac diagnostics using medical-grade artificial intelligence and cloud …

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NHS Digital, NHSX will be absorbed into NHS England

It has been confirmed that NHS Digital and NHSX are to be incorporated into NHS England as part of a major shake-up of the health technology environment. The two organisations are going to be folded into NHS England’s new Transformation Directorate, which was formed earlier this year with the aim of bringing together digital and …

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Is digital health giant Athenahealth heading for new ownership?

In 2018, the takeover of Athenahealth by Veritas Capital and Elliott Management for $5.5 billion was the biggest digital health transaction of the year, but it could be dwarfed by their exit deal. It’s being rumoured that two other private equity groups – Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman LLC – are in the final …

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Respira Labs’ wearable device listens for lung diseases

US company Respira Labs has developed a device worn on the chest that uses tiny speakers and microphones to project sound into the lungs and listen for signals that could indicate serious lung diseases. The Sylvee wearable uses an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to interpret sounds that may indicate trapped air in the lungs, which …

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Alira Health Acquires Digital Health Engagement Platform Patchai

What You Should Know: Alira Health acquires Italy-based Patchai, a cognitive platform embedding an empathetic virtual assistant for patient engagement and real-time data collection. This marks Alira Health’s second digital health acquisition, furthering the company’s rapid expansion into patient-centric, technology-enabled solutions for healthcare providers, payers, and suppliers. Alira Health, a Framingham, MA-based health care consultancy, …

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Biotech R&D Platform Benchling Closes $100M at $6B Valuation

What You Should Know: Biotech R&D platform Benchling raises $100M at a $6B valuation, co-led by Franklin Templeton and Altimeter Capital to expand product development and global footprint, particularly in EMEA. More than 200,000 scientists at over 600 companies and 7,000 research institutions globally have adopted Benchling’s R&D Cloud to make breakthrough discoveries and bring …

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EasyHealth Secures $135M to Redesign Medicare Experience

What You Should Know: – Easyhealth raises $135M to redesign Medicare with its end-to-end Medicare experience to help 50 million Medicare members find the best plan and support them through their healthcare journey. EasyHealth, an LA-based company connecting coverage and care with an end-to-end Medicare experience, today announced it has raised $135M in equity and …

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The emerging golden era of neuroscience [Sponsored]

Bill Martin, the Global Therapeutic Area Head of Neuroscience at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, shared some of the promising developments in the neuroscience space, such as the rise of neuro-immunology and the industry’s embrace of digital health tools to support drug development in a recent interview.

AppliedVR’s virtual reality therapy for pain cleared by FDA

A virtual reality system developed by AppliedVR that has been shown in trials to help reduce chronic lower back pain has been approved by the FDA as a prescription digital therapeutic (DTx). The EaseVRx system uses a VR headset and controller to deliver a course of 56 cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions – each between …

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Home Care Startup MedArrive Raises $25M for Affordable At-Home Care

What You Should Know: – Home care startup MedArrive raises $25M in Series A funding led by Section 32 to accelerate platform buildout, network expansion to bring affordable at-home care to vulnerable populations across the country. – MedArrive enables healthcare payers and providers to seamlessly extend care services into the home, unlocking access to high-quality healthcare …

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Respira Launches AI Wearable for Lung Function for COPD, COVID, Asthma

What You Should Know: – Today, Respira is introducing its AI wearable technology to monitor for certain very serious lung conditions. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and COVID-19 were the 3rd and 4th global causes of death during the height of the pandemic. Asthma, according to …

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77% of Sponsors, CROs Plan to Run Agile Clinical Trials in Next Months

What You Should Know: – Today Science 37 published a new report suggesting a momentous shift in the way that clinical trials are conducted. – For the first time, more research sponsors and CROs are planning to run Agile/Hybrid Clinical Trials than ever before. Findings show that the vast majority or 77% of respondents plan …

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100Plus, athenahealth Partner for Remote Patient Monitoring

What You Should Know: – 100Plus partners with athenahealth’s marketplace program to provide remote patient monitoring services for clinicians. 100Plus, a Connect America company and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) platform for clinicians and patients, has partnered with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, 100Plus RPM services are now …

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Overcoming Key Hurdles in Decentralized Trials with Better Education

Robert Geckeler, ScienceMedia Product Director As with countless global industries, clinical trials were forced to move key functions online as COVID-19 swept the world in early 2020. Clinical research operations had to rapidly deploy remote approaches that were previously in the planning or pilot stages. While the uptake was rushed, the results have been largely …

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FDA clears GE Healthcare AI algorithm for patient intubation

An artificial intelligence algorithm developed by GE Healthcare that helps with the placement of endotracheal tubes (ETTs) has been approved by the FDA. The new tool – part of GE’s Critical Care Suite 2.0 – helps bedside staff and radiologists assess patients before intubation – for example prior to ventilation in patients with critical COVID-19 …

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H1 Raises $100M to Expand Healthcare Professional Data Network

What You Should Know:  – Health tech startup H1 announced that it has raised a $100M Series C round of funding. NY-based H1 plans to invest the funds in the expansion of its data and network, product development and hiring, with a goal to make H1 the core global healthcare network for every  medical professional …

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Ribbon Health Raises $43.5M for Healthcare API Data Platform

What You Should Know:  – Ribbon Health, an API data platform that powers high-quality, cost-effective, and convenient care decisions, announced a $43.5 million Series B investment led by General Catalyst and with participation from new and current investors, including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), BoxGroup, Rock Health, and Sachin Jain.  – Ribbon plans to use this funding …

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PathologyWatch Lands $25M for Digital Dermpath Lab Platform

What You Should Know:  – Digital lab and pathology platform PathologyWatch, today announced $25 million in Series B funding with participation from Ceros Capital Markets, Rock Creek Capital,Springtide Capital, Spark Growth Ventures, Blueprint Health, Blackbrook Management Group, and existing investors. – AI in diagnostic services grew by 80% in 2020, largely in response to the …

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Femtech Startup Rosy Wellness Secures $2M for Women’s Sexual Health

What You Should Know:  – Femtech startup Rosy Wellness, the app changing the sex lives of women across the country, announced today it raised an additional $2 million in seed funding led by Austin-based True Wealth Ventures with additional participation from Portfolia’s Femtech II Fund and Mindshift Capital. The company will use the funding to …

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Boost for Amazon’s telehealth business, as Hilton signs up

Amazon’s push into the provision of remote healthcare services has been rewarded with a top-tier corporate client – the Hilton hotel chain. The deal – first reported by Reuters – involves the Amazon Care platform, which includes remote, online consultations with clinicians, as well as home visits in some areas. It provides primary and preventive …

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Smartphone-powered trial backs J&J’s Invokana for heart failure

Johnson & Johnson’s SGLT2 inhibitor Invokana has been shown to have a significant effect on heart failure symptoms in a clinical trial that relied entirely on remote monitoring of symptoms using a smartphone app. The real-world CHIEF-HF study is said to be the first fully “decentralised, mobile, indication-seeking clinical study” with no need for patients …

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AI tool may help doctors select best drugs for COVID patients

Researchers in the US have developed an artificial intelligence-based tool that is able to predict COVID-19 symptoms and suggest which FDA-approved drugs might be used to treat patients. The MOATAI-VIR algorithm, developed by scientists at Emory University and Georgia Tech, was put through its paces in a study that showed it was able to predict …

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Decentralized Clinical Research Will Be A Paradigm-Shifting Trend

Zeenia Framroze, Director of Strategy and Business Operations at Sharecare The field of clinical research is on the precipice of change, and for good reason. Traditional clinical trials and processes are primarily confined to sterile, isolated clinical settings that are often narrow in scope and provider-centric. Researchers of tomorrow, however, already are identifying accurate and …

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Top 5 Digital Transformation Priorities for Healthcare Leaders

What You Should Know: – Today Innovaccer Inc., the Health Cloud company, released the 2021 edition of “The Science of Digital Transformation in Healthcare and Why It’s Vital for Payer-Provider Collaboration.” – The survey report assessed more than 4,000 survey responses from healthcare professionals over the first six months of 2021 for their insights into …

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AppliedVR Secures $36M to Scale Therapeutic Virtual Reality Platform for Pain Management

What You Should Know: – AppliedVR, a Los Angeles, CA-based company advancing the next generation of immersive therapeutics, today announced $36 million in series B funding, bringing its total funding to $71M. The round, which included investments from F-Prime Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Sway Ventures and SVB Ventures, set up AppliedVR for rapid growth as …

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Rad AI Nabs $25M to Automate Radiology Impressions, Save Time, Reduce Burnout, Improve Patient Care

What You Should Know: – Rad AI, a Berkely, CA-based radiologist-led AI company, today announced $25M in Series A funding led by ARTIS Ventures with participation by several existing investors, including OCV Partners, Kickstart Fund, and Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI-focused fund). – Rad AI Omni automatically generates a customized impression from the findings and clinical indication dictated by the …

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Notable Labs Launches by Acquiring Rights to Volasertib – Will Use Data, AI to Fast-Track Cancer Treatment

Thomas Bock, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Notable What You Should Know: – Coming out of stealth, Notable Labs, a pioneer and developer of predictive precision medicines, is acquiring worldwide development and commercial rights to volasertib, a PLK-1 inhibitor in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) from Oncoheroes. – Notable will leverage its high-fidelity Predictive Precision Medicines Platform to identify …

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MSCopilot app tracks MS symptoms as well as standard tests; study

MSCopilot, a smartphone-based app that is used by patients with multiple sclerosis to gauge how their symptoms are developing, has been shown to correlate closely with measures used by neurologists in a clinical trial. The app is a software as a medical device (SaMD) platform that can be used to assess how well someone with …

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4 Hurdles On The Road to Hybrid Healthcare – Digital Transformation

Larry English, President & cofounder of Centric Consulting COVID-19 forced healthcare organizations to make a huge leap forward in their digital transformation roadmaps. Although many companies had plans on the books to advance telemedicine, the crisis revealed that virtual care is not only possible but in many cases is also preferred by patients. Virtual care …

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Heartbeat Health, Withings Partner on New FDA Cleared ECG Smartwatch

What You Should Know: – Heartbeat Health, a healthcare technology company working to deliver effective, efficient, and engaging heart care, announced that it has partnered with Withings, as they launch their ECG-enabled hybrid ScanWatch in the U.S. on November 9.  – The Withings and Heartbeat integration is a game-changing development in the cardiovascular space – …

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Reshaping Imaging: 4 Areas Enhancing Provider Workflows & Patient Care

Paul Shumway, co-founder at Novarad Ever since Wilhelm Roentgen created the first X-ray image in 1895, few technologies have had more influence on medicine than those related to clinical imaging. It’s pretty remarkable if we compare the MRI, CT, and X-ray technologies of even just 20 years ago with those of today. Rapid innovation is …

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Outgoing J&J CEO Alex Gorsky joins Apple’s board

Tech giant Apple has appointed Johnson & Johnson’s chief executive Alex Gorsky to its board, revealing once again its ambitions in the healthcare arena. Gorsky is in the final months of his nine-year role at the helm of J&J, and is due to step down in January to be replaced by Joaquin Duato. He will …

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Sirona Medical Secures $40M for Cloud-Native Radiology Operating System

What You Should Know: – Sirona Medical, a San Francisco, CA-based cloud software company for radiologists taking on legacy technology, announced $40 Million in Series B funding led by GreatPoint Ventures and joined by Rose Park Advisors and Avidity Partners, with additional participation from previous investors including 8VC and Global Founders Capital. – Sirona Medical Inc. is addressing the needs of today’s radiology practices with a novel cloud-native …

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Caption Health, Ultromics Partner for AI-Powered Heart Disease Detection

What You Should Know: – Caption Health and Oxford University spin-out Ultromics have teamed up to empower a broader set of healthcare providers and put heart disease detection and management tools in more hands. This is a second strategic partnership that Caption Health secured in the last three months to enable earlier disease detection and …

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Bright Health, MedArrive Partner to Deliver Preventative In-Home Care

What You Should Know: – Bright HealthCare (“Bright Health”), a tech-enabled health insurance carrier, announced a new partnership with MedArrive, a healthcare platform that enables payers and providers to extend medical services into the home. Through the program, which recently kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bright Health is tapping MedArrive’s network of highly skilled …

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Blue Cross NC Expands Telehealth Offerings with Teladoc Health

What You Should Know: – Blue Cross NC has announced the rollout of Teladoc Health’s full suite of virtual care services, including chronic condition management and mental health, to select Blue Cross NC employers and members. With Teladoc Health, Blue Cross NC can continue to offer more equitable access to chronic disease digital solutions regardless …

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3 Barriers to Decentralized Clinical Trials Adoption

It’s official. Decentralized clinical trials have disrupted the clinical trial process for good. The COVID-19 pandemic elevated many digital innovations, proving that virtually connecting with patients is not only convenient but necessary when it comes to providing equitable access to cutting-edge treatments and clinical research. Historically, traditional clinical trials have always experienced recruitment and retention …

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Philips Acquires Cardiologs to Expand Cardiac Diagnostics & Monitoring Portfolio

What You Should Know: – Philips today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Paris-based Cardiologs, a France-based medical technology company focused on transforming cardiac diagnostics using artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology. – Cardiologs will further strengthen Philips’ cardiac monitoring and diagnostics offering with innovative software technology, electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis and reporting …

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Techstars Launches Future of Longevity Accelerator 2021 Class

What You Should Know: – Techstars, today announce the 2021 class of the Techstars Future of Longevity Accelerator, run in partnership with Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda French Gates to advance social progress in the United States. – The 13-week program focuses on innovative solutions to address the unmet needs …

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Trustmark Health Benefits. Teladoc Launches Virtual-First Health Plan Services

What You Should Know: – Trustmark Health Benefits, Inc. today announced the launch of their first virtual-first health plan design in partnership with Teladoc Health. – Powered by Teladoc Health’s primary care service, Primary360, the virtual care offering is specifically designed to address persistent challenges in cost and access to high-quality healthcare for millions of consumers, especially those who do not have an ongoing relationship with a primary …

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Imagine a world without disease [Sponsored]

The team behind the World Without Disease Accelerator, part of Janssen Research & Development, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, is embracing an ambitious paradigm focused on disease prevention, interception and cure.

UK sets aside £248m to “digitise” NHS diagnostics

The UK government has announced £248 million in spending over the next year for a project to make it easier for patient test results and scans to be shared between hospitals, labs and GP surgeries. The aim is to “digitise diagnostics care” across the NHS, reducing the time it takes to diagnose health problems and …

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Parkland Health Taps Current Health to Power its Hypertension Monitoring Program

What You Should Know: – Parkland Health & Hospital System – one of the largest health systems in Dallas, Texas – has selected Current Health, the leading enterprise care-at-home platform, to support patients with hypertension from the comfort of their own homes. – Through its new hypertension monitoring program, Parkland aims to mitigate this risk …

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Hims & Hers, Walgreens Expand Personal Care Offerings to 7,000+ Stores and Online Nationwide

What You Should Know:  – Hims & Hers, the multi-specialty telehealth platform focused on providing modern personalized health and wellness experiences to consumers, and Walgreens today announced a collaboration to provide greater access to high-quality health and wellness solutions. This will include the availability of Hims & Hers supplements and sexual health and wellness solutions, …

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Embracing Telehealth: How to Engage Patients & Improve Outcomes

David Rambo, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Simplex Health It’s no secret that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit over a year ago, healthcare was one of the most impacted industries in the world. As the founder of a startup that works with a number of large healthcare systems, our ability to see patients virtually …

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Senior Companion Platform Papa Raises $150M at $1.4B Valuation

What You Should Know: – Senior companion and support platform Papa, today announced a $150M in Series D funding to extend the reach and scale of Papa’s innovative solution.  With a valuation of $1.4B, this funding round, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and with participation from TCG, Tiger Global Management, Canaan, Initialized Capital and Seven Seven Six, brings Papa’s total funding to $240 million. …

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Raydiant Oximetry Nabs $5M for Fetal Oximeter that Monitors Babies’ Oxygenation During Childbirth

What You Should Know: – Fogarty Innovation, a nonprofit educational incubator for medical technology companies, announced today that its graduate, Raydiant Oximetry, Inc., has raised an oversubscribed round of $5M Series A2 financing led by Avestria Ventures, which invests in early-stage women’s health companies, and syndicated by KOFA Healthcare, V-Capital, Band of Angels, FemHealth Ventures, RHIA Ventures, …

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Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning to Improve Postpartum Hemorrhage Risk Prediction

What You Should Know: – Sema4, an AI-driven genomic and clinical data intelligence platform company, recently published two studies demonstrating the utility of machine learning to predict clinical outcomes for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The studies, which will appear in a special “Informatics for Sex- and Gender-Related Health” print issue of the Journal of the American Medical …

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Collective Medical, Nuance Launches PowerShare to Provide ED Physicians Real-Time Notifications

What You Should Know: – Today, Collective Medical, a PointClickCare Company, was chosen for a collaboration with Nuance with the launch of Naunce PowerShare Image Aware.  – The collaboration will provide emergency department (ED) physicians with real-time notifications of a patient’s prior radiology studies within existing clinical workflows. Point-of-care access to previous diagnostic images reduces unnecessary imaging, healthcare …

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Digital therapeutic cuts opioid use disorder care costs, says study

A real-world study of digital therapeutic (DTx) for opioid use disorder has found that patient show used it had 46% fewer hospital stays than a control group, saving more than $2,700 over a nine-month period. The study of Pear Therapeutics’ reSET-O found that the total cost of hospital and clinician costs were $11,141 among 64 …

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Femtech Company illumigyn Raises $33M for Remote Gynecological Platform

What You Should Know: –  Femtech company illumigyn, the world’s first remote gynecological imaging platform, today announced that it has raised $33M from Yozma Group Korea and Ubicom Holdings Japan. – . The first FDA-cleared remote gynecological platform, the Gynescope™, digitally documents the cervix, vagina, and external genitalia. High-quality resolution and superior magnification enhance details …

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Wellinks Secures $25M to Expand Virtual COPD Management Solution

What You Should Know: Wellinks, a digital health company for virtual COPD, announced it has closed a $25M funding round, led by new investor Morningside Venture Investments and joined by returning investors HighCape Capital, Connecticut Innovations, Benslie Ltd., and Stonehenge Capital. – COPD is the third leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. …

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U of Florida to Deploy DreaMed AI Solution for Type 2 Diabetes

What You Should Know: – DreaMed Diabetes AI, developer of the AI-powered Advisor Pro Clinical Decision Support System and expert-care platform for diabetes, announced today the expansion of its commercial relationship with the Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic at the University of Florida in Gainesville. – The clinic will begin using the Advisor Pro Decision-Support System for …

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Personalized Screening is Key to Breast Imaging AI Market Reaching $205M by 2025

Dr. Sanjay M. Parekh Ph.D. , Sr Market Analyst at Signify Research Ltd. As October draws to a close, so does Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), or National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) as it is known in the US. Breast imaging AI vendors are heavily promoting this initiative to raise awareness of the disease …

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Pharma group will develop ‘digital endpoint’ for atopic dermatitis

The development of digital medicine requires valid endpoints that can be used in clinical trials, and a consortium of pharma companies has just identified a new one for atopic dermatitis. Working with the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), the drugmakers – AbbVie, Janssen, Novartis, Pharma and UCB – will work on the development of nocturnal scratch …

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Kaia adds in-person physical therapy through partnership

The digital health company recently struck a partnership with Luna On-Demand Physical Therapy to offer in-person physical therapy services, in addition to its virtual programs for musculoskeletal care. Users in markets where Luna is available can schedule an in-home visit with the same physical therapists over time. 

NICE uncertain on insomnia app Sleepio in draft guidance

Big Health’s Sleepio app for insomnia has been cautiously backed by NICE in preliminary guidance, although the cost-effectiveness agency says more data on longer-term use is needed. The document says that Sleepio shows promise as a treatment for insomnia in primary care that could be an alternative medicines and sleep hygiene advice, but it is …

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Digital health firm Better Therapeutics makes Nasdaq debut

Better Therapeutics has joined the ranks of publicly-listed digital health companies after completing a merger with blank cheque company Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp II. The company, which specialises in prescription digital therapeutics (DTx) for cardiometabolic diseases, listed on the Nasdaq under the BTTX ticker late on Friday. Shares initially fell back slightly from an opening …

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Why Transcarent is sending self-insured companies to Walmart’s health services

Transcarent, which is works with companies to steer their employees toward higher-quality, lower-cost care, struck a partnership with Walmart. It will offer Walmart’s health services, including its prescription prices, to self-insured companies. 

Blue Shield of CA Adds Headspace App to Wellvolution Program to Improve Mental Wellbeing

What You Should Know: – Blue Shield of California announced that mindfulness and meditation app Headspace is now available to its members through the nonprofit health plan’s Wellvolution program. – Headspace offers hundreds of tools and more than 1,000 exercises to reduce stress and improve one’s mental wellbeing. The app joins the extensive resources offered …

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Hinge Health valuation tops $6bn after $600m funding round

Hinge Health has become one of the top-valued companies in the digital health sector after securing a whopping $600 million in a fifth financing round. The San Francisco-based company – which provides digital tools for managing musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions like back and joint pain – is now valued at around $6.2 billion, more than twice …

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Livongo Exec Launches FemTec Health with $38M to Transform Healthcare Experience for Women

FemTec Health’s Services What You Should Know:  – Today, former Livongo executive Dr. Kimon Angelides announced the launch of FemTec Health, a women’s health sciences and beauty company with $38M in funding focused on using technology and data to transform the total healthcare experience for women.  – Investors, capital and shareholders include Longmont Capital, Ithaca …

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Hinge Health Reaches $2.6B Valuation with $600M Funding Round for Digital Musculoskeletal Care Solution

What You Should Know: – Hinge Health, a San Francisco, CA-based digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solution, today announced $400 million Series E financing led by Tiger Global and Coatue Management with Alkeon and Whale Rock acquiring ownership as part of a $200 million secondary investment. At a $6.2 billion valuation, Hinge Health is now one of the most …

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NorthShore Integrates with TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings

What You Should Know: – NorthShore University HealthSystem, today announced a new partnership with on-demand, remote medical exam provider TytoCare to expand its telehealth offerings. In May 2021, NorthShore launched an initial pilot with over 280 NorthShore employees that offered them Immediate Care with the TytoCare device and platform. The pilot exceeded target goals and …

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Bayer, One Drop launch AI tool for heart disease prevention

Bayer’s two-year-old digital health collaboration with One Drop has borne its first fruit, an artificial intelligence-powered software module for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The German pharmaceutical company has been working with New York-based One Drop on digital health products that span multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology and women’s health as well as CVD in the …

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Allergy specialist Stallergenes taps Aptar for digital delivery

Stallergenes Greer has teamed up with Aptar Pharma to develop a digital dimension for its allergen immunotherapy (AIT) products that it hopes will improve the chances of patients completing their treatment. AIT involves the administration of controlled, low doses of allergens under the tongue or by subcutaneous injection in people with allergies, with the aim …

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Medable Secures $304M at $2.1B Valuation for Decentralized Clinical Trials Platform

What You Should Know: – Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT) leader Medable, today announced a $304M Series D funding round today – the company’s largest and fourth funding round in 18 months, bringing total capital raised to $521M – and valuation to $2B+. The funding round was co-led by new investors Blackstone Growth and Tiger Global and existing investor GSR Ventures. The round …

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Arine Raises $11M to Scale AI-Driven Medication Optimization Platform

What You Should Know: – Arine, a San Francisco-based AI-driven platform that optimizes medication management, reduces costs and improves outcomes for health plans and providers today announced that it closed $11 million in an oversubscribed Series A round co-led by 111° West Capital Partners and Katalyst Ventures, with strategic investments from Magellan Health Inc. and SCAN …

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Amazon Brings Alexa to Senior Living Communities and Health Systems

What You Should Know: – Today, Amazon announced two new solutions,  as part of Alexa Smart Properties that will enable senior living communities and healthcare providers to integrate Alexa into their properties to empower residents and patients to stay connected, informed and entertained, just by asking Alexa. – Designed specifically for the needs of senior living communities and healthcare …

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23andMe makes $400m telehealth play, gulping down Lemonaid

Consumer DNA testing company 23andMe has signed a deal to acquire privately-held Lemonaid Health in a $400 million deal that marks a move into the online health sector. Lemonaid operates an on-demand platform for remotely accessing medical care and pharmacy services, including online consultations and prescription medicines delivery across the US. 23andMe – which went …

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Luminopia scores FDA approval for TV-based amblyopia therapy

Hard on the heels of some impressive clinical trial results, Luminopia has won FDA approval for its digital therapeutic (DTx) for amblyopia or lazy eye in children that is based on watching TV shows. The DTx is TV watching with a difference, of course – namely specially modified TV shows and movies that are viewed …

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23andMe Acquires Lemonaid Health for $400M – Health M&A

What You Should Know: – Consumer genetics and research company 23andMe, today announced a definitive merger agreement with Lemonaid Health, Inc., an on-demand platform for accessing medical care and pharmacy services online. – As part of the merger agreement, 23andMe acquired Lemonaid Health for $400M, of which 25% will be paid in cash and 75% in …

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Health Innovators: Healios’ Richard Andrews

In the latest Health Innovators video chat, pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, chats with the founder and CEO of digital mental health pioneer Healios. Rich Andrews explains his background in big pharma and his inspiration for moving into the start-up space with Healios and its focus on mental health and neurodiverse conditions for children and …

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FDA clears AI-powered digital test for early dementia

The FDA has approved an artificial intelligence-based test for early detection of dementia that can be carried out on an iPad in five minutes. The CognICA Integrated Cognitive Assessment (ICA) test developed by London, UK-based company Cognetivity Neurosciences has been approved by the FDA as an alternative to traditional pen-and-paper tests with some key advantages, …

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Zerigo Health Raises $43M, Appoints Glen Tullman as Executive Chairman

What You Should Know: – Today, Zerigo Health, a San Diego, CA-based connected light therapy solution for treating chronic skin conditions at home or on the go, today announced a $43M Series B funding round led by 7wireVentures, joined by General Catalyst, Dragoneer, Cigna Ventures, Leverage Health Solutions, and Leaps by Bayer. – In addition, …

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Oak Street Health Acquires RubiconMD for $130M – Health M&A

RubiconMD Co-founders Carlos Reines (left) and Gil Addo (right) What You Should Know: – Oak Street Health, Inc., a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, today announced it has acquired RubiconMD, the leading technology platform providing access to specialist expertise. – Motivated by their own experiences within the healthcare system, CEO …

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CommonSpirit, Vital Expand Partnership After Successful Pilot to Improve Patient Experience in ED & Patient Care Delivery

What You Should Know: – Today at HLTH 2021, CommonSpiritHealth announced the results of its pilot with Vital, the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software improving patient experience and follow-up visit loyalty in hospital emergency departments (ED) and inpatient stays. Vital’s digital tool, ERAdvisor, helps keep patients informed and in control of their visit by providing real-time …

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Bardavon Health Innovations Secures $90M to Advance MSK Platform Beyond Workers’ Compensation Care

What You Should Know: – Bardavon Health Innovations, a Workers’ Compensation and musculoskeletal (MSK) health company, today announced a Series C funding of $90 million led by investor Matrix Capital Management, a public and private investment firm, joined by WestCap, a growth equity firm. – Bardavon, a privately held, Kansas City-based digital health partner, connects all stakeholders to better manage MSK injuries and health. …

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UCB licenses AI tech for spinal fracture detection to ImageBiopsy

An artificial intelligence-based tool for identifying hard-to-detect spinal fractures, developed by Belgian drugmaker UCB, has been licensed out to ImageBiopsy Lab for further development. The digital health tool, known as BoneBot, applies machine learning to X-rays to detect ‘silent’ or asymptomatic fractures in the vertebrae of the spine, a feature of the bone-wasting disease osteoporosis …

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Eisai-backed trial will assess Altoida’s digital test for early Alzheimer’s

A software platform developed by Altoida that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence to diagnose neurological diseases in their earliest stages is being tested in a five-year trial involving thousands of patients. The trial – which will be supported by pharma company Eisai and Ionian University in the US – will see if the test …

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Trinity Health Invests in Xealth to Expand Digital Health Engagement Between Clinicians and Patients – HLTH21

What You Should Know:  –  Xealth, a Seattle-based provider enabling digital health at scale, today announced at HLTH21 that Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems, has invested in the company, bringing the total Series B funding to $25 million.  – The announcements mark Trinity as one of 15 health system …

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HealthEdge Acquires Wellframe to Enter Member Engagement Market

What You Should Know:  – HealthEdge Software, Inc. (“HealthEdge”), a provider of the industry’s leading next-gen integrated solution suite for health insurers, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire digital health management platform Wellframe Inc. (“Wellframe”). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.  – The company’s Digital Health Management platform …

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HLTH21: UnitedHealthcare Launches Virtual-First Health Plan, NavigateNOW

What You Should Know:  – UnitedHealthcare today announced the launch of a new virtual-first health plan called NavigateNOW designed to provide people with a personalized virtual care team to provide medical and behavioral health services with a seamless hand-off for in-person treatment if needed   – Through this new health plan, eligible UnitedHealthcare members will be …

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Use of digital tools for clinical trials triples during pandemic; survey

A new poll of clinical trial sponsors has found that around nine out of 10 of them are running decentralised trials with the help of digital technologies, a big increase on pre-COVID-19 levels. The survey by Veeva Systems found a big increase in the adoption of technologies that enabled remote trials during COVID-19, with increased …

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HLTH21: Roche, Ibex Medical Partner to Develop AI-Powered Digital Pathology Apps

What You Should Know:  – Ibex Medical Analytics, the pioneer in AI-based cancer diagnostics, today announced that it has signed a deal with Roche, the world’s largest biotech company and global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Ibex will be integrating its Galen™ platform into Roche’s uPath enterprise cloud software in order to help pathologists to …

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HLTH21: Grand Rounds Health, Doctor On Demand Rebrand as Included Health

What You Should Know:  – Grand Rounds Health and Doctor On Demand today announced their combined integrated virtual care and navigation company will be called Included Health.  – The new brand was announced alongside results of a new national survey showing that nearly half of Americans (45%) are prioritizing their health more since the start …

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HLTH21: TytoCare Launches Enhanced Telehealth Video Capabilities Powered by Amazon Chime

What You Should Know:  – Today at HLTH21, TytoCare launched an expansion of its video capabilities, including enhanced video quality, multi-party calls, and the ability for clinicians to conduct remote visits on any tablet, including iPads. – The enhanced video capabilities include top-of-the-line video quality on Windows and MacOS, iOS and Android, and tablets, including …

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HLTH21: DarioHealth Unveils its Digital Musculoskeletal Solution

What You Should Know: – DarioHealth Corp., a provider of digital therapeutics (DTx) solutions, announced today the launch of Dario Move, a new digital-physical therapy solution to manage common musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions that drive significant costs for employers and health plans.  – With the addition of Dario Move, Dario’s full suite is now positioned to …

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Engage at HLTH: As patient engagement solutions abound, here’s what investors are looking for

Investors noted the challenges of changing patient behaviors using digital solutions at the engagement track at HLTH, hosted by MedCity News. They also shared what health systems and insurers are looking for in a potential partner. 

After Grand Rounds and Doctor on Demand merged — what’s next?

The combined company, now called Included Health, is selling employers on its integrated virtual care and patient navigation services. Grand Rounds President Robin Glass shared more about what the company has planned next and how it’s setting itself apart from other digital health platforms.

Commercializing Digital Therapeutic Solutions: Key Lessons Learned to Watch

Komathi Stem, Chief Operating Officer at Glooko Zach Henderson, Chief Commercial Officer at Glooko The pandemic has set ablaze the white-hot market for Digital Therapeutics (DTx), which “deliver medical interventions directly to patients using evidence-based, clinically evaluated software to treat, manage, and prevent a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders1.” In 2020, a digital research …

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UK hospital will use MindMaze game to aid stroke recovery

A hospital trust has become the first in the UK to deploy a gaming system developed by Swiss company MindMaze that is intended to help patients suffering a stroke to repair their brains. The MindPod interactive game is being installed at the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital (RBH) in Aylesbury and requires players to use upper body …

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Headspace and Ginger finalise $3bn digital mental health merger

Headspace and Ginger have completed their $3 billion combination to create Headspace Health, a new frontrunner in the rapidly growing digital mental health and wellbeing sectors. The company will be led by Ginger’s former CEO Russell Glass, while Headspace’s co-founders Andy Puddicombe and Richard Pierson will sit alongside him on Headspace Health’s new board of …

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INVEST DH Pitch Perfect winner spotlight: EHR-integrated Navimize wants to cut down a key patient pain point

The startup, which won a Pitch Perfect contest at MedCity INVEST Digital Health, offers a solution that integrates with EHRs to predict wait times in doctors’ offices and texts patients in real time to let them know what to expect. This virtual waiting room can help increase efficiency and improve patient experience.

15 HLTH 2021 Predictions from Digital Health Executives to Watch

Before HLTH 2021 kicks off in Boston on October 17th, here are 15 predictions from digital health executives to watch: Siva Namasivayam, co-founder and CEO of Cohere Health “The explosion of telehealth will certainly be a hot topic at HLTH. I expect the other trend will be focusing on mental health, especially in the context …

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Intelerad Acquires Ambra Health, Forming $1.7B Leader in Cloud PACS and Enterprise Imaging Platform

What You Should Know:  – Today, Intelerad Medical Systems™, a global leader in medical image management solutions, announced its acquisition of Ambra Health, forming the global leader in cloud PACs and enterprise imaging. The acquisition marks Intelerad’s fourth deal this calendar year, with the transaction valuing the combined company $1.7B. – Ambra powers some of …

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GHX Acquires Explorer Surgical: Getting Closer to the Patient

What You Should Know:  – Today, GHX announced it has acquired Chicago-based Explorer Surgical, operator of a comprehensive digital and remote case support platform that connects suppliers with provider teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.  – With today’s increased focus on value-based care and reimbursements increasingly being tied to positive patient outcomes, …

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Digital therapeutics world first for Big Health in Scotland

UK-based Big Health has passed a digital health milestone after Scotland became the first country to make anxiety and insomnia digital therapeutics available on a national basis. NHS Scotland will offer the digital health firm’s Sleepio and Daylight, and the cognitive behavioural therapy they provide, to all adults via their GP or online self-referral greatly …

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Identifying And Engaging Digital Opinion Leaders

Digital Opinion Leaders (DOLs) and KOLs overlap, but each group is unique.  Unlike traditional KOLs, DOLs have a different reach and a unique voice because they know how to effectively use multiple mediums to either create their own content or share, thus establishing their presence within a growing digital ecosystem. For DOLs, there is often …

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Healthcare APIs: 3 Ways APIs Differ in Healthcare vs. Enterprise

Anand Hirekatur, Engineering Leader at Innovaccer The recent enforcement of new rules to encourage the freer flow of healthcare data mainly through application programming interfaces (APIs) has jolted providers and payers into action to meet interoperability standards. However, the rush to comply with the new requirements and avoid penalties may blind them to the subtleties …

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Lark Health Raises $100M for Digital Care Management & Prevention Platform

What You Should Know:  – Lark Health, a healthcare technology company aimed at delivering infinitely scalable, virtual chronic and preventative healthcare through conversational AI announced it has raised $100M in Series D funding led by Deerfield Management Company. The funding round also includes crossover fund PFM Health Sciences, as well as returning investors Franklin Templeton, …

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Backed by a16z, Sprinter Health Raises $33M to Build the “DoorDash for Lab Draws”

What You Should Know:  – Sprinter Health, an on-demand mobile health company that wants to make getting lab work done, vitals checked or a rapid Covid test as easy as ordering food delivery, today launched with $33 Million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), with participation from General Catalyst, Accel, Google Ventures …

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Fitbit Awards 6 Researchers $300k to Drive Health Equity

What You Should Know:  – Fitbit, today announced it has awarded six researchers more than a total of $300,000 in Fitbit devices and services to support their research projects working to address health disparities in communities. Over the past decade, researchers have used Fitbit devices in over 900 health studies, in areas like diabetes, heart …

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3 Ways to Address Gender and Racial Bias in Clinical Trials

Jennifer Jones-McMeans, Ph.D., Divisional VP of Global Clinical Affairs at Abbott’s Vascular Business I have dedicated my career to clinical research and making strides to advance modern medicine. In the work I do as a clinical researcher, we are addressing racial and gender biases that exist today in clinical trials. For example, in cardiovascular disease—my …

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Best Buy Acquires Care-At-Home Platform Current Health – M&A

What You Should Know: – Best Buy, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Boston-based Current Health, an enterprise care-at-home technology platform that brings together remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and patient engagement into a single solution for healthcare organizations. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.  Founded in 2015, Current Health’s enterprise …

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Alnylam launches digital tool for AATR amyloidosis patients

Alnylam has been a pioneer in hereditary ATTR amyloidosis, getting approval in 2018 for the first drug to treat the rare disease, and has now launched a digital companion to help patients track their symptoms. The new app – called STAR – allows patients to record their symptoms and share them with healthcare professionals to …

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Oshi Health Secures $23M to Expand Virtual Gastrointestinal Care

What You Should Know:  – Oshi Health, a virtual specialty care company transforming gastrointestinal (GI) health outcomes and economics, today announced it has secured $23M in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Flare Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Frist Cressey Ventures with a strategic investment from CVS Health Ventures.  Takeda Digital Ventures, …

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Babyscripts, NUVO Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Remote Pregnancy Care Solution

What You Should Know:  – Babyscripts, a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, today announced a strategic partnership with Nuvo Group, a femtech startup commercializing INVU by Nuvo™, an FDA-cleared, remote fetal monitoring and management platform. InVU by Nuvo features a user-friendly wearable sensor band that gives physicians an inside look into the womb, remotely …

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Data dive finds cheap diuretic could be Alzheimer’s drug

A data-mining study conducted by researchers in the US has found that an already-approved diuretic drug could have potential as a treatment for some patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The research by a team of National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists found that people who took bumetanide, a generic drug usually used to treat heart failure …

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Limbix’ digital therapeutic cuts depression symptoms in young people

Limbix is moving ahead with plans to file for FDA approval of its SparkRx digital therapeutic (DTx) for adolescents with symptoms of depression after reporting positive results in a clinical trial. SparkRx uses a programme of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that is designed to be used alongside treatment by a clinician, and to provide a …

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Twin Health raises $140m for “digital twin” diabetes reversal app

The developer of a toolkit that promises to create a “digital twin” of individuals with chronic metabolic diseases like diabetes to help model the impact of lifestyle changes has secured $140 million in funding to develop the technology. US and India-based Twin Health says the Whole Body Digital Twin platform uses Internet of Things (IoT) …

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MindMaze Secures $125M to Accelerate Commercialization of Digital Neurotherapeutics Platform

Simon plays MindMotion™, MindMaze’s neuro-rehab platform What You Should Know: – MindMaze, a SaaS-based digital neurotherapeutics platform raises $125M led by AlbaCore Capital Group, one of Europe’s leading specialist investors focusing on public and private corporate credit markets. MindMaze delivers seamless digital assessments and therapeutics over the full continuum of care in over twenty countries, with thousands …

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NowRx Secures $73M to Expand Same-Day Prescription Delivery & Telehealth Services

What You Should Know: – NowRx, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of same-day prescription delivery and telehealth services, today announced it is raising a $73M in Series C funding through equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest.  – By leveraging customized robotic dispensing, industry-leading consumer and driver apps, and QuickFill, a proprietary pharmacy management and logistics system, NowRx can offer same-day …

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Lightship Raises $40M to Bring Decentralized Clinical Trials at Scale

What You Should Know: – Lightship, a virtual-first provider of clinical trials, today announced that it has raised $40M to create access to clinical research for all patients and improving diversity among patient groups taking part in clinical trials around the world led by Define Ventures and Brook Byers, with participation from Khosla Ventures, McKesson …

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Tokyo Startup Bisu Raises $3.2M for ‘Lab-On-A-Chip’ Urine and Saliva Analyzer

What You Should Know: – Bisu, Inc., a  Tokyo-based digital health startup that helps people improve their health and wellness through lab-grade testing at home, today announced ­$3.2M in seed funding led by Korean biotech investor QUAD, with participation from ASI­CS Ventures Corporation, 15th Rock Ventures, Pacifico Investments, and SOSV. – The funding will enable Bisu to bring to market Bisu Body …

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Biotricity Launches Heart Monitoring App for Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 Series

What You Should Know: – Biotricity Inc., a medical diagnostic and consumer healthcare technology company, today announced the upcoming release of Biocare Cardiac – a personal, cardiac health application for individuals diagnosed with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Designed to be used with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch4 series, the Biocare Cardiac application continuously collects users’ daily activities and provides critical …

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SOM’s AI-discovered drug shows promise in Huntington’s disease

A drug originally developed for high blood pressure could find a new use in the treatment of Huntington’s disease, thanks to an artificial intelligence-based drug discovery programme at Spain’s SOM Biotech. SOM3355 (bevantolol hydrochloride) hit its objectives in a phase 2 trial in patients with Huntington’s disease, improving the involuntary, jerky movements known as chorea …

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Evidence, investment, scale: the route to digital health adoption

Digital health tools hold huge potential, and the evidence base is growing all the time – so what is holding us back and how does the sector overcome the multiple barriers to widespread adoption? We are living through a digital health revolution, and the pace of change has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. More …

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AI specialist Exscientia raises $510m in upsized IPO, placing

Exscientia’s artificial intelligence-based drug discovery engine is still largely unproven, but that hasn’t stopped the company raking in funding from investors keen to back its platform. The final numbers are now in from its recently announced initial public offering on the US Nasdaq, and the numbers are impressive, swelling from an initially forecast $304 million …

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Sonde says vocal biomarker tech could detect mental health

Sonde Health has launched a new version of its vocal biomarker technology – which aims to diagnose diseases from a person’s voice patterns – that it says can be used to monitor mental health and wellbeing. The new Sonde Mental Fitness system is being made available as a standalone app as  well as an application …

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Sonde Health Launches Vocal Biomarker Tech to Monitor Mental Health and Well-Being

What You Should Know:  – Sonde Health has unveiled Sonde Mental Fitness, a voice-enabled mental health detection and monitoring technology that uses a brief voice sample to evaluate mental well-being. Available as an application programming interface (API) for health systems, employers, and wellness service providers, Sonde Mental Fitness is an easy and affordable way for …

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Rho Selects Medidata’s Decentralized Clinical Trials Capabilities

What You Should Know:  – Today, Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced that Rho, a full-service contract research organization (CRO) with a proven track record of drug development success, is using Medidata to standardize its clinical trial platform for building out its decentralized clinical trial (DCT) technology offerings. This will enable Rho to provide rapid …

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Electrical implant treats severe depression in US patient

Researchers in the US have successfully treated a patient with severe depression via the use of an implant wired into the brain that interacts with a neural circuit linked to the disorder. The team from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) describe the implant as a “pacemaker” for the brain and – while it needs …

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NHSX backs 14 digital health projects after funding round

NHSX, the government agency tasked with digitally transforming NHS England, has granted funding to 14 projects in its first digital health award competition. The Digital Health Partnership Award opened for applications in July and is aimed at projects that can help NHS organisations in England support patients with long term conditions focusing on supporting people …

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Smartphones could be used to detect depression, Verily finds

A study published by Verily researchers showed that some smartphone metrics, such as sentiment in weekly voice diaries, matched up with the severity of users’ depression as determined by PHQ-9 scores. Even if these technologies could be used to track mental health, it’s not clear how they will fit into physician workflows or how comfortable …

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Digital surgery firm Activ raises $45m for AR software

Activ Surgical has raised $45 million in second-round financing to help develop its augmented reality (AR) based software, designed to provide additional information to surgeons as they carry out procedures. The Boston-based company – which also produces surgical hardware – said it will use the funding primarily to roll out its recently-launched ActivInsights software suite, …

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Genetika+ Raises $10M for Personalized Medicine for Psychiatry Solution

Genetika+ Co-Founders Talia Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., and Daphna Laifenfeld, Ph.D What You Should Know:  – Genetika+, a female-founded startup focused on developing personalized medicine for psychiatry conditions, that the company has closed a $10 million Series A round led by GreyBird Ventures with participation from Meron Capital, Jumpspeed Ventures, Sapir Venture Partners, Howard Morgan Chairman of …

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Ellipsis Health Named Winner of Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

What You Should Know:  – Accenture announced Ellipsis Health as the “Innovation Champion” of its fifth annual Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge-North America, a competition that supports new and novel solutions from startups to improve the way people access, manage and finance healthcare in North America.  – Based in San Francisco, CA, Ellipsis Health was named …

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Fitbit to Provide Onduo Members with Fitbit Devices/Services to Help Manage Holistic Health

What You Should Know:  – Today, Onduo and Fitbit announced a collaboration to provide Onduo members with Fitbit devices and services to help take a more proactive approach to managing their holistic health.  – By offering the Fitbit experience alongside Onduo’s multi-condition platform, that supports people managing one or more chronic health conditions like diabetes, …

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UltraSight, GE Healthcare Partner to Bring Wireless Cardiac Point of Care Ultrasound

What You Should Know:  – Today UltraSight, a digital health pioneer, announced a new partnership with GE Healthcare that will bring AI-assisted wireless, cardiac ultrasound to space. They will conduct a study aboard the upcoming Axiom ‘Rakia’ space mission and record images of an astronaut’s heart in microgravity, using UltraSight’s real-time AI guidance software and …

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AlleyCorp Launches $100M Healthcare Venture Fund for NYC Early-Stage Digital Health Startups

What You Should Know: – AlleyCorp, a NYC firm dedicated to founding, funding, and building transformative companies across industries today announced the launch of the AlleyCorp Healthcare Fund, an $100M early-stage venture capital healthcare fund and incubator. The physician-led healthcare fund builds on AlleyCorp’s momentum in digital health and responds to the growing need and …

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Digital health in Europe: Before and after COVID

An interesting report from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies examined the “Use of digital health tools in Europe: before, during and after COVID-19“. Digital health is important not only because the technologies facilitate communication and disease monitoring, but also the technologies facilitate the creation of data that can be used to better …

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Bayer teams up with Huma to apply AI to lung cancer diagnosis

A research project between Bayer and digital health company Huma will use artificial intelligence to detect lung cancer in CT scans – and determine which type a patient has, in order to direct treatment. AI is already being applied by a number of groups, with some studies indicating it can even be more effective than …

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3 Ways Digital Health is Transforming Decentralized Clinical Trials

Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCTs) have been gaining steam over the last decade, but it was the COVID-19 pandemic that cast its advantages into the limelight. Sponsors benefit by creating efficiencies virtually throughout drug discovery, research, and treatment phases. However, the greatest long-term benefactors will ultimately be the patients.  Many aspects of traditional clinical trials are …

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Amazon names 10 finalists in its first digital health accelerator

Amazon’s push into healthcare takes many forms, and one is decidedly biotech-like – running an accelerator to identify and support startups with promising technology platforms. The online commerce giant’s first accelerator kicked off in June, focusing on digital health companies, and 427 applications from 31 countries around the world have now been winnowed down to …

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Membersy Raises $66M for Dental Subscription Management/Billing Platform

What You Should Know: – membersy, the digital health company democratizing access to quality dental care through subscription-based dentistry, today announced it has raised $66 million from Spectrum Equity. The growth-investment coincides with several board member additions that will help guide the company as it reorients the dental industry’s existing payment methodologies, empowering DSOs to …

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Health Innovators: Sidekick Health’s Saemundur “Sam” Oddsson

As pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, continues his Health Innovators video series, he connects with the co-founder of Iceland’s Sidekick Health, Saemundur “Sam” Oddsson. They discuss Sam’s journey from being a medical doctor to co-founder of a digital health company and some of the learnings along the way. Sam explains the purpose of Sidekick – …

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Barts Health NHS Trust launches app for cognitively impaired

An app to support people with cognitive disabilities, developed with clinicians at Barts Health NHS Trust, has started to be made available more widely to patients. The Hear Me Now app developed with UCLPartners and software company Maldaba is designed to improve quality of care for people with cognitive impairment, specifically adults with a learning …

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Inaugural AWS Summit Healthcare Accelerator Finalists Announced

What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS), today announced the ten finalists and participants for the first ever AWS Healthcare Accelerator.  The ten companies were selected from 427 applications from 31 countries around the world by a panel from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and KidsX.  The AWS Healthcare Accelerator is a four-week technical, …

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TRIPP Launches First Augmented Reality Experience On 5G-Powered Glasses

What You Should Know: – TRIPP, a Los Angeles, CA-based XR wellness and digital psychedelic platform, today announced its continued expansion beyond virtual reality into augmented reality (AR), launching on Nreal’s mixed reality glasses in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Germany and Spain. TRIPP was also selected as one of six companies to join T-Mobile’s Wellness …

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How Machine Learning Is Helping Consumers Take Action on Their Health

Craig Wigginton, Chief Technology Officer at Icario For years machine learning (ML) has been touted as a way for health plans to leverage the mounds of data they collect on their members, but practical use cases remain relatively uncommon. For some, the perception may be that ML is a futuristic and somewhat impersonal way to …

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Who won the INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect contest?

Judges proclaimed winners across three tracks of the digital health startup pitch contest including: Home health, chronic disease management and value-based care, and technology to support payer and provider efficiency.

YonaLink, TrialJectory get $1m grant for patient recruitment tool

Two digital health companies – YonaLink and TrialJectory – have received a grant to develop a tool designed to make it easier and quicker to enrol patients into clinical trials. The grant from the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation will go towards the further development of the platform, which automates the conduct …

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Contact-tracing apps ‘could improve COVID vaccination strategy’

Targeting people for COVID-19 vaccination using contract-tracing apps could be a shortcut to achieving herd immunity in the population using fewer doses, according to Canadian researchers. According to Mark Penney, Yigit Yargic and colleagues from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, targeting vaccines to people who have more exposure than others is the …

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Social Health: The New Patient Journey

Access to online social connections has transformed the patient journey, and your brand strategy can evolve with it to effectively meet patients where they are. Health Union recently surveyed 2,371 patients across a diverse representation of health conditions to better understand how social health – the digital means by which health consumers engage with each other …

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Matternet Launches World’s First City-Wide Medical Drone Network in Abu Dhabi

What You Should Know: – Today, Matternet announced the launch of the world’s first city-wide drone delivery network for the rapid transport of medical goods in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) and logistics company Skygo. The network will significantly increase the connectivity of the Emirate’s health ecosystem and …

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NANI Makes Equity Investment in Strive Health for Risk Payment

What You Should Know: – Strive Health, the national leader in value-based kidney care, and Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Northern Indiana (NANI), the nation’s largest independent nephrology group, today announced a strategic partnership to jointly pursue and manage global risk payment models. – This partnership will benefit people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) …

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NOCD Raises $33M for OCD Treatment Platform & Address Global OCD Crisis

What You Should Know:  –NOCD, a Chicago-based provider of obsessive compulsive-disorder (OCD) treatment raises $33M in Series B funding led by F-Prime Capital, with Eight Roads Ventures, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures participating along with existing investors including 7wireVentures, Health Enterprise Partners (HEP), and Chicago Ventures. – The funds will be used to expand NOCD’s community, …

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Investors see promise in digital health — the challenge is adoption

VCs at MedCity INVEST Digital Health said there’s no shortage of interesting digital health companies, even ones that can prove their innovations are effective. The challenge is winning over insurers and physicians, and finding payment models that work. 

FDA clears AI-powered prostate cancer detection software

Software that can help pathologists detect prostate cancer from slides of biopsies more effectively has been approved by the FDA. The software – called Paige Prostate – is the first artificial intelligence-based to be approved by the FDA for this purpose, according to the US regulator. It is used to screen for signs of cancer …

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4 Best Practices to Deliver Virtual Palliative Care for Providers

Michael Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer at Vynca More and more people are living with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and liver disease. The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) reports that 60 percent of U.S. adults have a chronic disease, which is the …

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Pager Secures $70M to Expand Virtual Care Navigation & Journey Platform

What You Should Know: – Pager, a New York City-based virtual care navigation and collaboration platform, today announced it has raised $70 million as part of an equity and debt financing round led by Susquehanna Private Equity Investments and included new and existing financial and strategic investors, including an affiliate of Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., …

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Xealth Secures $24M to Scale Digital Prescription Platform

What You Should Know: – Xealth, a Seattle-based provider enabling digital health at scale, today announced that the company has secured $24 million in Series B funding led by Advocate Aurora Enterprises, a subsidiary of Advocate Aurora Health. Seven additional health systems – Banner Health, ChristianaCare, Cone Health, Memorial Hermann, Nebraska Medicine, Novant Health and …

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eVisit Nabs $45 Million to Scale Virtual Care Platform

What You Should Know: – eVisit, a Phoenix-based virtual care platform for large healthcare providers, today announced that it has closed a $45M in Series B financing round led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), with participation from Texas Health Resources, Tom Burton and Steve Barlow (Co-founders of Health …

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Alpha Medical Lands $24M for Women’s Virtual Primary Care Platform

What You Should Know: – Femtech company Alpha Medical, today announced it has raised $24M in Series B funding to expand its market share in women’s virtual primary care. Alpha Medical recognizes that women’s healthcare needs reshaping to include reproductive health, primary and urgent care, and mental health services. – Alpha Medical leverages a unique …

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Nomad Health Secures $63M for Digital Marketplace for Temp Healthcare Jobs

What You Should Know: – Nomad Health, a digital marketplace for temporary healthcare jobs, today announced the completion of $63M in new equity and debt financing led by Adams Street Partners and all existing investors participated, including Icon Ventures, Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. With this financing, …

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RwHealth, the Artificial Intelligence provider for the NHS, promises to transform healthcare

RwHealth, the leading provider of Artificial Intelligence to the healthcare industry, has today reported 160 per cent year-on-year growth as its data-led solutions are increasingly embraced by NHS trusts, private healthcare providers and major pharmaceutical companies.   RwHealth’s unique Data Science Platform combines Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Data Science to give healthcare providers …

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Health apps could face big fines if they don’t disclose privacy breaches 

The agency reminded health apps and wearables companies that they must disclose any breach of users’ health information, even if they are not a HIPAA covered entity. Companies that fail to disclose a breach could face thousands of dollars per day in fines.

9am.health Launches Virtual Diabetes Clinic, Raises $3.7M

What You Should Know: –  9am.health, a new San Diego, CA-based virtual diabetes clinic delivering personalized, affordable and kind care directly to consumers, today announced the launch of its unique virtual care platform, which provides comprehensive, affordable and compassionate care to people living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. In addition, the company also announced …

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INVEST Digital Health preview: The role of digital twins in life sciences

INVEST Digital Health kicks off today and runs through September 23. Held in a virtual format due to Covid-19, the healthcare conference brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups. Register today!

Clinicians Believe Telehealth Will Make Up Majority of Future Patient Care, Report Finds

What You Should Know: – 76% of patient-facing clinicians believe telehealth will make up a majority of patient care in the near future, according to key findings from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) first-ever multi-country Future of Healthcare” Survey.  The new report not only found healthcare clinicians and IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) optimistic about the future …

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Hinge Health Acquires wrnch for Advanced PT Tech to Track Human Motion

What You Should Know: – Hinge Health, a Digital Musculoskeletal Clinic™, today announced it has acquired wrnch, developer of the leading computer vision platform for measuring human motion. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. – wrnch’s three-dimensional motion-tracking technology enables the same precise tracking of full-body movement used by elite athletes and the …

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Vyne Medical Acquires Ahana Pediatrics and its Connected Care Solution

What You Should Know: Vyne Medical announced the acquisition of Ahana Pediatrics, Inc., and its advanced connected care solution. Designed to empower groups of clinicians to collaborate in delivering higher-quality care to patients, the technology will be incorporated into Vyne Medical’s cloud-based Refyne™ platform. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Vyne Medical’s SaaS-based …

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Luminopia’s digital therapy for lazy eye aces clinical trial

A digital therapeutic (DTx) for amblyopia – sometimes known as lazy eye – has been shown to improve vision correction over standard therapy in a phase 3 trial, according to its developer Luminopia. The DTx – called Luminopia One – treats amblyopia by getting people with the condition to watch specially modified TV shows and …

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Sorcero Raises $10M for AI-Powered Medical Language Intelligence Platform

What You Should Know: – Sorcero, a provider of medical and technical Language Intelligence (LI), today announced the close of a $10M Series A financing round led by CityRock Venture Partners and Harmonix Fund. The round also included participation from Rackhouse, Mighty Capital, and Leawood VC, and joining previous investors, Castor Ventures and Worldquant Ventures, …

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Rune Labs Lands $22.8M to for Neurology Precision Medicine Platform

What You Should Know: – Today, Rune Labs, founded by the former head of Google neuroscience, announced a $22.8M Series A round for the development and delivery of precision medicine for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders and diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s, as well as neurological conditions resulting from COVID infections. The round was led …

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Flywheel Acquires Radiologics, Raises $22M for Biomedical Research Platform

What You Should Know: – Flywheel, a biomedical research data management platform, announced the acquisition of St. Louis-based Radiologics. The two organizations’ combined capabilities in imaging research data management and analytics provide the medical research community unrivaled end-to-end research workflow solutions—from open source to global enterprise. – In addition, the company announced a $22M Series …

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Caresyntax Raises Additional $30M for Digital Surgery Platform

– Caresyntax, a digital surgery platform, today announced a $30M extension to its Series C funding round included participation from BlackRock, ProAssurance, and Harmonix. In addition to existing investors such as the Relyens Group and IPF Partners. This extension brings the total Series C funding to $130M. – Caresyntax’s digital surgery platform uses proprietary software …

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INVEST Digital Health Preview: How Has RPM Reimbursement Evolved and Where Does it Need to Go?

INVEST Digital Health is set for September 20-23. Held in a virtual format due to Covid-19, the healthcare conference brings together innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups.

Swift Medical Launches AI Digital Wound App to Support Clinical Trials

What You Should Know: Global digital wound care provider Swift Medical, today announced the launch of a new application specifically designed to help pharma and med device researchers conduct decentralized clinical trials. Since patients are now doing more trials at home, study coordinators have had trouble tracking skin side effects remotely — or trusting patients …

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AI aims to prevent unneeded treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Researchers in the UK are working on an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT) from ultrasound images – and potentially prevent patients from receiving drugs unnecessarily. The team from Oxford University, Imperial College London and the University of Sheffield are working with German tech company ThinkSono on the smartphone-based app, …

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IncludeHealth Launches Device Agnostic Musculoskeletal Operating System

What You Should Know: – IncludeHealth, a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) health company, launched its proprietary Musculoskeletal Operating System (MSK-OS™) in collaboration with Google and ProMedica Health System.  The MSK-OS™ is a hardware-free, device-agnostic platform combining the most accessible, measurable pose estimation technology available with proprietary clinical intelligence and tools to transform virtual MSK care delivery. …

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Coalition formed to represent patient interests in digital health

Not enough is being done to ensure that patient voices are included in policymaking around digital health, says a new patient organisation in the UK, which aims to set that situation right. The Patient Coalition for AI, Data and Digital Tech in Health has brought together members of patient organisations, medical colleges and health charities …

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IncludeHealth strikes partnership with Google, Ohio-based health system for virtual PT

Cincinnati-based IncludeHealth launched a virtual physical therapy program using pose-estimation models developed by Google. It plans to offer this software to healthcare providers, starting with its largest partner to date, ProMedica Health System.

Tia Raises $100M to Build Modern Medical Home for Women

What You Should Know: – Women’s healthcare company Tia just announced a $100M series B round, representing one of the largest raises for a woman-led startup at the series B stage. – Tia now provides whole-woman care to women throughout their entire lives via a blended virtual and in-person care model that fuses primary care, …

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Lightstone Ventures Raises $375M Fund to Invest in Early Stage Biotech and Medtech Companies

What You Should Know: – Lightstone Ventures today announced the closing of Lightstone Ventures III with $375M in capital commitments, to invest in early-stage companies developing high-impact therapeutics and technologies. – The new fund was oversubscribed, exceeding the firm’s targeted raise, and included strong support from both new and existing limited partners. With the closing …

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NHS Deploys TytoCare’s Telehealth Solution to 14 Trusts Across UK

What You Should Know: – TytoCare, an NYC-based all-in-one modular device and examination platform for AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams, today announced its expanded partnership with the NHS that will see the deployment of TytoCare’s telehealth solution across 14 organizations and 26 projects in Yorkshire and Humber, including Leeds Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Children’s, and nearly …

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Startup testing video-based treatment for ‘lazy eye’ touts Phase 3 results

Luminopia, a startup with a digital therapeutic for amblyopia, or lazy eye, recently published the results of a phase 3 study showing its TV-based treatment can improve vision in kids’ non-dominant eye. Patients don a headset where images are altered to make them use both eyes. 

The tech revolution reshaping European healthcare

The European health tech industry has made a “quantum leap” into using digital health technology due to the pandemic with the help of a growing number of trailblazing entrepreneurs, according to AlbionVC. The London-based venture capital firm provides a useful overview of how healthcare has changed over the last decade, and where digital health is …

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INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect preview: Tech to Improve Payer/Provider Operational Efficiency

Who made the finals for this INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect track? Read about these digital health companies and check out the virtual event from September 20-23. Register today!

Medidata, Labcorp Partner to Expand Decentralized Clinical Trials for Digital Biomarker Discovery

What You Should Know: – Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Labcorp using the Medidata Sensor Cloud to introduce a new model to advance the use of medical-grade sensors in clinical trials and accelerate biomarker discovery. – As part of the partnership, Medidata will receive and process medical-grade sensor data within drug, vaccine …

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Ginger Adds Spanish to On-Demand Mental Healthcare Offering

What You Should Know: – Ginger, a provider of on-demand mental healthcare, today announced Spanish language capabilities of Ginger’s entire on-demand mental health offering. The added capabilities aligns perfectly with the company’s recent decision to commence supporting those members utilizing Medicaid (starting in certain markets). Ginger members who prefer to receive care in Spanish will …

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Zoll agrees $538m deal to buy sleep apnoea specialist Itamar

Itamar Medical was on the acquisition trail itself earlier this year, buying Spry Health to extend its sleep sensor technology range. Now, it’s being snapped up Zoll Medical in a deal valued at around $538 million. Israel-headquartered Itamar markets a sensing device called WatchPAT that attaches to the finger during sleep, measuring vital signs like …

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Femtech Startup Babyscripts Secures $12M for Virtual Maternity Care Solution

What You Should Know: – Babyscripts, a Washington D.C.-based virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced it has raised $12M in  Series B funding led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, a strategic healthcare investment company, and will focus on the rollout of Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care solution to providers across the US, as well as the …

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Eleos Health Raises $6M to Expand VoiceAI-Powered Behavioral Health

What You Should Know: – Eleos Health, a digital health startup transforming behavioral healthcare with voice-based AI insights, today announced the close of $6M in seed funding to develop and launch their new category of automated health tech solutions that accelerate clinicians’ decision making led by aMoon Fund with participation from lool ventures, who led …

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PM Society Digital Awards 2021

2021 marks the 12th year of the PM Society’s Digital Awards where we recognise the best in digital creativity, innovation and effectiveness from across the healthcare industry.  We pride ourselves on highlighting the best programmes, projects and campaigns across a broad range of digital activities. We are delighted to see a record number of entries …

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Digital health companies debate: how much can we scale the human element in mental health?

Four digital health leaders debated the role of self care apps, coaches and therapists in mental health during a panel at “What’s Next in Health Care?” While some touted the broader reach of self-guided treatments, others noted it was critical to have a therapist available for patients who need it.  

Chatbots in Healthcare: A More Humanized, Patient-Oriented Approach

Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care The adoption of chatbots and virtual assistants, coupled with the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, has revolutionized the healthcare industry. In many ways, chatbots have become ubiquitous, providing a more optimized user experience through digital means. The healthcare industry has already benefited immensely from this technology, …

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Startup Neuroglee raises $10m for virtual neurology clinics

A digital health company focusing on neurodegenerative disorders – Neuroglee Therapeutics – has raised $10 million in first-round funding to roll out a virtual neurology clinics for people with cognitive problems caused by dementia. The Singapore startup, which is partnering with the Mayo Clinic on the clinics, said the cash injection will also go towards …

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Neuroglee Raises $10M to Develop Virtual Neurology Clinics with Mayo Clinic, Others

What You Should Know: – Neuroglee, a Boston, MA-based provider of personalized evidence-based digital therapeutics (DTx) and virtual care solutions, today announced it has raised $10M in Series A funding led by OpenSpace Ventures with participation by EDBI. – Neuroglee Therapeutics discovers, develops and commercializes personalized evidence-based digital therapeutics (DTx) and virtual care solutions to …

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Cedars-Sinai Cancer Launches ‘Molecular Twin’ Initiative for Precision Cancer Treatment

What You Should Know: – Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Tempus, a provider of artificial intelligence and precision medicine, are harnessing the power of big data and AI to design personalized cancer treatment options by creating virtual replicas of patients’ DNA, RNA, protein and other information to help identify the most effective approach to each individual’s disease. …

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State of Consumerism in Healthcare 2021: Regaining Momentum

What You Should Know: – Hospitals and health systems that launched or accelerated digital health capabilities during the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic are failing to commit fully to the digital and consumer-centered transformation required to deliver care when, where and how consumers want to receive it, according to Kaufman Hall’s 2021 Healthcare Consumerism Survey. …

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J&J Vision Receives Approval for New Kid Contact Lenses for Myopia Management

What You Should Know: – Johnson & Johnson Vision received Health Canada approval for ACUVUE® Abiliti 1-Day Soft Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management, specifically designed for children 7 to 12 years old. – The announcement of Abiliti 1-Day, a daily wear, single use, disposable lens, expands the J&J Vision portfolio for treating kids with myopia. …

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AI ‘could help diagnose lung cancer a year earlier’

An artificial intelligence algorithm was able to detect signs of lung cancer on CT scans a year earlier than with traditional methods, according to a new study. CT (computed tomography) scans are already used to spot signs of lung tumours, followed by a biopsy or surgery to confirm whether the tumour is malignant, according to …

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16th Park Annual by Sahlgrenska Science Park

Nordic Health Innovation: From realisation to business A virtual life science event with thought-provoking presentations, unexpected angles, future trends and pioneering ideas. The Nordic region is scoring high on international innovation rankings year after year. But is there a Nordic way of creating innovation? And what is required to take ideas from the Eureka moment …

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